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Cannonball House Architecture

Historic Scottish capital building by the Castle Esplanade, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.

post updated 28 October 2023

Cannonball House Edinburgh

Date built: 1630

Address: 356 Castlehill, Edinburgh, Scotland

Location: immediately east of Castle Esplanade, opposite Ramsay Gardens, in the Old Town, in the heart of the Scottish capital.

Note the cannonball embedded in old stone wall, to top of picture, and an embeddment where another may have been:
Cannonball House Edinburgh
Scottish 17th-century building photo © Adrian Welch

Cannonball House is a 17th-century town house on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was substantially renovated in the early 20th century.

This historic property takes its name from a cannonball embedded in its western wall. The building is protected as a Category A listed building.

356 Castlehill, a listed building – photo taken of the western facade facing the Castle Esplanade on 12 October 2018:
Cannonball House Edinburgh Scotland
356 Castlehill building photo : Enchufla Con Clave, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The stone building is situated at the west end of Castlehill, on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, immediately adjacent to the entrance to the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle. It has frontages on Castlehill and Castle Wynd Steps.

The house was built in 1630 for Alexander Mure, a furrier and skinner. After falling into disrepair, it was renovated and altered in the late 17th century, with further alterations taking place in the mid-19th century.

Unusual shot of Cannonball House, photo taken on 20 September 2010:
Cannonball House Edinburgh Castlehill wall
Castlehill building photograph : unusual shot of Cannonball House by kim traynor, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commonss

Restaurant at 356 Castlehill

Enjoy lunch or dinner in the Cannonball Restaurant. This establishment offer monthly changing seasonal a la carte menus, a set menu or a Seasonal Tasting Menu. All dishes showcase the best local, seasonal, Scottish ingredients. The restaurant claim ‘classic, beautiful cooking with a modern touch’.

Edinburgh Old Town Building Designs

Edinburgh Old Town Property Designs – recent architectural selection near Cannonball House below:

Camera Obscura

Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle
architecture picture © Adrian Welch

Ramsay Gardens
Ramsey Gardens
building photograph © Adrian Welch

Scottish Capital Building Designs

Scottish Capital Property Designs – recent architectural selection below:

Hotels Edinburgh

Edinburgh Restaurants

Jenners, Rose St, EH2 2YJ, New Town
department store photo © Adrian Welch

McEwan Hall, Teviot Place, EH8 9AG
McEwan Hall
building photo © Adrian Welch

Old College, University of Edinburgh, South Bridge, EH8 9YL
Old College
building photo © Adrian Welch

Royal Museum of Scotland, Chamber Street, Old Town

Scotch Malt Whisky Society

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